Comments on: Little White Lab Rat Loses Courage http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/ Where our past is never very long ago Mon, 25 May 2015 01:53:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ben Pratt http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/comment-page-1/#comment-7716 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 20:51:49 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=948#comment-7716 I can say without equivocation that the best chicken I ever ate was from a bird I helped prepare myself while on a handcart trek. It went from clucking to plates within an hour or two.

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By: Tatiana http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/comment-page-1/#comment-7713 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 20:45:09 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=948#comment-7713 I guess we successfully hide from ourselves what we’re actually doing when we eat meat, and something like this recipe brings it home again. I prefer my meat processed and pre-sliced. I’ll be even gladder when it all comes straight from the hydroponic farms. I don’t like killing cute gentle-spirited animals.

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By: Paul Reeve http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/comment-page-1/#comment-7708 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 20:33:53 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=948#comment-7708 Mark B.,
Fried, of course, but only if they are from a male cow.

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By: Mark B. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/comment-page-1/#comment-7707 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 20:14:45 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=948#comment-7707 Paul,

The next time we run into each other at Lamb’s, I’ll ask the chef if they’ll whip up a platterful for you. Steamed, fried or broiled?

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By: Paul Reeve http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/comment-page-1/#comment-7688 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 17:31:42 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=948#comment-7688 Mark B., yes, right you are. As you can tell, I did not minor in gender studies.

Let me correct #19 to male cattle parts, or parts from former bulls that are now steers, or Rocky Mountain Oysters, as my dad called ’em. Clear enough? Don’t make me draw a picture.

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By: Mark B. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/comment-page-1/#comment-7683 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 16:48:43 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=948#comment-7683 Ah, how much we forget when we move from the ranch to the academy! “Male cow parts”???

I realize that we suffer in English from the lack of a common non-sex linked word for the bovine species, but the last time I checked, cows were still female.

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By: Paul Reeve http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/comment-page-1/#comment-7670 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 16:18:15 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=948#comment-7670 #15, Thanks a lot Maurine! Beth needs no encouragement, especially not with cow hearts. I grew up in a ranching family. We ate a lot of liver which I enjoy (if it is coated in enough sugar) and my dad ate, uh, well, um, . . . . male cow parts, but we never ate heart, thankfully. Is it any wonder I turned to sugar?

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By: Left Field http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/comment-page-1/#comment-7665 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 14:06:05 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=948#comment-7665 Sounds delicious. Seriously. Doesn’t anyone eat chicken or turkey hearts? I wish I’d had this recipe a few years ago when a colleague slaughtered an emu. The drumstick meat was a little tough, but the heart was delicious.

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By: Eric Boysen http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/comment-page-1/#comment-7662 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 13:40:32 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=948#comment-7662 The gross stuff would probably be done today by the butcher–it is the sort of thing our foremothers took for granted. Chicken for dinner? Go get the axe, and get ready for a stinky, slimy pluck and chuck (and up-chuck for those of us with weak stomachs) process. After that, the rest is like stuffing a turkey. I’ll have to make this to serve with the dilly bread!

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By: Rick Grunder http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/03/05/little-white-lab-rat-loses-courage/comment-page-1/#comment-7656 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 05:54:28 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=948#comment-7656 Ew! And not only is one asked to eat this poor little calfie’s heart, but actually to look at it seven extra times (while basting). I wonder, when the heat escapes each time, does the thing sort of collapse a little, as if it were . . . beating . . . ?

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